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1. Posted by kyebrown (Budding Member 62 posts) 10y

Hi everyone,

I've been looking at lightweight tents to take with me on my RTW trip and I've drawn up a shortlist just wanted to know what people thought if they own or have used any of the ones on my list or several would be handy then you could give me some comparitive advise!!

The countries I'm visiting at the moment are South Africa, Brazil, Peru, Mexico, USA, French Polynesia, New Zealand, Australia, Thailand and Vietnam, just in case it would have any affect on suitability.

Not planning to use it exclusively but planning to use it a fair bit.

cheers for your help.


2. Posted by kyebrown (Budding Member 62 posts) 10y

such an idiot!!! probably help if I told you what the tents were!!!

vaude taurus ultrlight 2 person storm tent
terra nova voyager
vaude hogan
northface tadpole 23
veraII extreme lightweight
Vaude hogan ultralight aragon

cheers again!


3. Posted by nichoco (Budding Member 22 posts) 10y

I would look at a tent with an all mesh inner as in the tropical areas to will get very humid.Also the tent inner can be used on a bed etc to protect from mosquito and other insect diseases as well as bed bugs.Treat the inner tent with permathrin which can be bought at outdoor shops.;)

4. Posted by Dezafinado (Respected Member 177 posts) 10y

nichoco makes a good point. Mesh inner wall would help big time in SE Asia. I would suggest a free-standing tent where you don't need to stake the corners for it to stand. Here's a 2-person, lightweight one I use for backpacking.

[ Edit: Edited at Nov 16, 2006 4:49 PM by Dezafinado ]

5. Posted by nichoco (Budding Member 22 posts) 10y

Have you looked at the BigAgnes Seedhouse S/L1. I currently have this tent, first version, newer version much better, all mesh inner and one of the lightest tents available with lots of room inside and good headroom.

6. Posted by DocNY (Respected Member 420 posts) 10y

It's also worth looking at the Sierra Lightning II... I'm really happy with it and it's only 2 pounds with the rainfly.

7. Posted by nichoco (Budding Member 22 posts) 10y

I've just looked up this tent.Real weight is about 4lbs.It is a lightweight tent and Sierra Designs make good gear but look at the real weight.